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February 2012
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1500 year-old ‘ Syriac ‘ Bible found in Ankara, Turkey : Vatican in shock!
2012 02 29
The bible was already in custody of Turkish authorities after having been seized in 2000 in an operation in Mediterranean area in Turkey. The gang of smugglers had been charged with smuggling antiquities, illegal excavations and the possession of explosives and went to trial. Turkish police testified in a court hearing they believe the manuscript in the bible could ...
Big Pharma’s shame: emerging markets bribery
2012 02 29
Borojevic had been one of Serbia’s most eminent doctors, a director of the Institute for Oncology and Radiology. Now he was due in court in five days to face charges brought by the public prosecutor that he had taken bribes from international drug companies as incentives to use their products. The electronic tag was a condition of his 500,000 euro ...
Leap Year: What is it For?
2012 02 29
Why do some years have an extra leap day and what is it for? Video from: YouTube.com
High-Altitude Surveillance Drones: Coming to a Sky Near You
2012 02 29
Last week President Obama signed a sweeping aviation bill that, among other things, will open the skies to “unmanned aircraft systems,” more commonly known as drones. Much of the discussion regarding the coming era of domestic drones has been focused on the many important questions regarding their use at low altitudes. To what extent will it be legal, for example, ...
Altering photos in a pre-digital age
2012 02 29
In a pre-digital age artists and publications alike still found ways to manipulate images through stitching photographs together and other various darkroom techniques. A photo of President Lincoln’s head was placed on the image of Southern politician John Calhoun to create the portrait on the left...
Snitch and Globalist Traitor Carl Bildt (Long Time Bilderberger) to have his Subversive Anti-Swedish Politics Exposed by WikiLeaks?
2012 02 28
Sweden’s Foreign Minister Carl Bildt with his various Order regalia and his wife from Rome Anna Maria Corazza Bildt at a dinner at the Royal palace. Sweden’s political kindergarten continues! The present (2011) Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt talks about the NWO on February 22, 1992 Related stories: * From Assange to NATO, Sweden a voluntary "vassal state of US" * The Bases of Empire: ...
How Goldman Sachs Helped Mask Greece’s Debt
2012 02 27
Nick Dunbar, author of ’The Devil’s Derivatives’, reveals how the country turned to investment bank Goldman Sachs for help getting around the deficit rules. In his report for Newsnight, some of those who did the deal, talk publicly for the first time. Source: youtube.com Vampire Squid" Goldman Sachs confesses it is being investigated for helping Greece hide its debts From: redicecreations.com Goldman Sachs has admitted ...
Open Seeds: Biopiracy and the Patenting of Life
2012 02 27
"As the world begins to digest the implications of intellectual property for online censorship, another IP issue threatens an even more fundamental part of our daily lives: our food supply. Backed by legal precedent and armed with seemingly inexhaustible lobbying funds, a handful of multinationals are attempting to use patents on life itself to monopolize the biosphere." Video from: YouTube.com Article from: ...
Israel and US terrorism against Iranian scientists
2012 02 27
On the 11th of January 2012, Iran woke up to the news of another terrorist attack on an Iranian scientist. Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan was killed on his way to work. His attackers followed his car on a motorcycle and, when the time was right, attached a magnetic bomb to his side of the vehicle. Seconds later all that was left of ...
Babies left screaming in terror as they are swung round head of ’baby yoga’ guru
2012 02 27
Frightening images of babies as young as two weeks old being flung around a therapist’s head have shocked millions around the world. And now the Russian woman filmed spinning the babies by their wrists and ankles has confirmed she hopes to bring the practice to the UK. Lena Fokina can be seen flipping a baby over her head in her bizarre ...
Free Robert Green
2012 02 27
The thoroughly corrupt and disgusting Scottish establishment are persecuting this wonderful human being for the crime of exposing their activities. We must not let them do it quietly. Please get involved if you can. This case has the potential to lift the stone on so much with regard to the Satanic and child abuse networks across the whole of Britain ...
Crop circle snow art is exceptionally cool
2012 02 27
It can take Beck hours of trudging around in the snow to create his masterpieces, which can run the size of a soccer field. Why go to the trouble? "The main reason for making them was because I can no longer run properly due to problems with my feet, so plodding about on level snow is the least painful way of ...
The Astrology of March 2012 - Two Six-pointed Stars
2012 02 27
Two kites, a partial mystic rectangle and *two six-pointed stars* in March!!! A rare and complex set of aspects dominate March’s chart. This chart takes us close to the frontiers of astrological understanding. It also takes us over a threshold into a different kind of energetic space, one with a distinctly spiritual component. The focus changes from big, headline-making aspects and major ...
Putin assassination plan foiled
2012 02 27
Russian and Ukrainian intelligence services have foiled an attempt to assassinate Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin sometime after next Sunday’s presidential election, according to reports on Russian state-owned Chanel One television. The reports showed taped interrogations of two men, at least one of them bloodied, who confessed to working for Dokka Umarov, an infamous Chechen militant leader. The men reportedly planned ...
Women Have Egg-Producing Stem Cells
2012 02 27
For 60 years, doctors have believed women were born with all the eggs they’ll ever have. Now Harvard scientists are challenging that dogma, saying they’ve discovered the ovaries of young women harbor very rare stem cells capable of producing new eggs. If Sunday’s report is confirmed, harnessing those stem cells might one day lead to better treatments for women left infertile ...
New evidence casts doubt in Lockerbie case
2012 02 27
NEW forensic evidence claiming to destroy key pillars of the case against the Libyan convicted of the Lockerbie bombing will be revealed today. The wreckage of Pan Am 103. Photo: AP Forensic examination of a small fragment of circuit board, cited as critical evidence linking Libya to the atrocity that claimed 270 lives on 21 December, 1988, does not originate ...
"CIA feeds us bad info on Iran nukes" - IAEA ex-head
2012 02 27
"UN nuclear watchdog IAEA has been closely cooperating with the world’s spy agencies, including on Iran, for years, former head of the agency, Hans Blix, told RT. " Video from: YouTube.com
Pressure builds for civilian drone flights
2012 02 27
Heads up: Drones are going mainstream. Civilian cousins of the unmanned military aircraft that have tracked and killed terrorists in the Middle East and Asia are in demand by police departments, border patrols, power companies, news organizations and others wanting a bird’s-eye view that’s too impractical or dangerous for conventional planes or helicopters to get. Along with the enthusiasm, there are qualms.
Lent and the Science of Self-Denial
2012 02 27
One of the open secrets of all religions is that even if you don’t care for the priestly raiment in which their traditions come draped, some of them can be very healthy all the same. And those, like Lent, whose secular message is nothing more complicated than practicing self-control, can be among the most salutary of all...
Scientology and the Occult
2012 02 26
Longtime Scientology watchers will be at least somewhat familiar with the tale: that after his involvement in WWII, Hubbard shacked up with Jet Propulsion Lab rocket scientist Jack Parsons, a man heavily into the occult, and in particular the teachings of The Great Beast, British occultist Aleister Crowley. You may even know something about the kinky things Parsons and Hubbard ...
Enjoy the Oscars: Sexual Abuse of Children in Hollywood Just Tip of Iceberg, Experts Say
2012 02 26
If a spate of recent allegations proves true, Hollywood may have a hideous epidemic on its hands. The past two weeks have brought three separate reports of alleged child sexual abuse in the entertainment industry. Martin Weiss, a 47-year-old Hollywood manager who represented child actors, was charged in Los Angeles on Dec. 1 with sexually abusing a former client. His ...
BP trial in Gulf of Mexico oil spill set to begin
2012 02 26
With settlement talks grinding on, the trial of BP over its culpability for the massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico looks set to begin Monday in a New Orleans courtroom — and two nearby overflow rooms — packed with lawyers, public relations specialists, reporters and other observers. District Court Judge Carl Barbier, a former plaintiffs’ lawyer in ...
The Kill Switch Comes to the PC
2012 02 26
Janne Kytömäki, a Finnish software developer, was cruising Google’s Android Market for smartphone apps last year when he noticed something strange. Dozens of best-selling applications suddenly listed the same wrong publisher. It was as if Stephen King’s name had vanished from the covers of his books, replaced by an unknown author. Kytömäki realized the culprit was a piece of malware ...
Vatican ruled by ’omerta’ code of silence, whistle-blower claims
2012 02 25
The Vatican is ruled by a climate of fear and an ’omerta’ code of silence, a whistle-blower has claimed. The mole claims to be one of more than 20 people within the Holy See who have leaked sensitive documents to the Italian media in the last few weeks, in an affair that has been compared to the WikiLeaks scandal and dubbed ...
Scientists did not break speed of light - it was a faulty wire(?)
2012 02 25
Physicists who shocked the scientific world by claiming to have shown particles could move faster than the speed of light have admitted it was a mistake due to a faulty wire connection. It was Albert Einstein who proposed more than 100 years ago that nothing could travel faster than the speed of light. Einstein’s theory of special relativity, proposed in ...
South African Fuel-Free Generator Preparing for Market
2012 02 25
Sterling Allan reports on his recent trip to South Africa to visit a company who has developed a 5 kilowatt Fuel Free Generator that will be available beginning March for their existing customers. Sterling will be getting a generator to test and use on his home from that first batch of 200. On February 11 and 12, I was able ...
The other side of Stieg Larsson
2012 02 25
Politics was an integral part of family life. His maternal grandfather, Severin Boström, had been a loyal communist. His father Erland and his mother Vivianne were both Social Democrats. It was only natural for Stig and his parents to discuss what was happening in Sweden and the world, and furious arguments would often break out round the kitchen table. For ...
Fake Meat Grown In Lab: Recipe For Disaster?
2012 02 24
The quest to grow meat in a lab rather than on an animal is due to reach its climax this fall, with the first-ever culture-dish hamburger served to a celebrity taster after a $330,000 development effort. [It] will be created by growing bovine stem cells in a vat, transforming them into thousands of thin layers of beef muscle cells, mincing ...
The U.N. Threat to Internet Freedom
2012 02 23
On Feb. 27, a diplomatic process will begin in Geneva that could result in a new treaty giving the United Nations unprecedented powers over the Internet. Dozens of countries, including Russia and China, are pushing hard to reach this goal by year’s end. As Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said last June, his goal and that of his allies is ...
Free Robert Green
2012 02 23
Robert Green was sentenced to 12 months in prison. This is Robert Green’s last interview before being sentenced to one year in prison with no jury. Please write to Robert to show him your support.
Massive European network of Stone Age tunnels that weaves from Scotland to Turkey
2012 02 23
Evidence of tunnels has been found under hundreds of Neolithic settlements. That so many tunnels have survived after 12,000 years shows that the original network must have been enormous. Stone Age man created a massive network of underground tunnels criss-crossing Europe from Scotland to Turkey, a new book on the ancient superhighways has claimed. German archaeologist Dr Heinrich Kusch said evidence of the ...
Pentagon’s Project ‘Avatar’: Same as the Movie, but With Robots Instead of Aliens
2012 02 22
Soldiers practically inhabiting the mechanical bodies of androids, who will take the humans’ place on the battlefield. Or sophisticated tech that spots a powerful laser ray, then stops it from obliterating its target. If you’ve got Danger Room’s taste in movies, you’ve probably seen both ideas on the big screen. Now Darpa, the Pentagon’s far-out research arm, wants to bring ...
Android-powered Google Glasses: The augmented reality HUD dream is coming
2012 02 22
By the end of 2012, Google will launch a pair of Android-powered, augmented reality, head-up display (HUD) glasses. Anonymous Google employees, speaking to The New York Times, say that the glasses will resemble a pair of Oakley Thumps (pictured above), will have 3G or 4G connectivity, a forward-facing camera, GPS, and a full array of movement sensors. They will cost ...
The White Hats and Lord James of BlackHeath Deliver a Death Blow to The Cabal
2012 02 22
Lord James of Blackheath calls for an investigation in the House of Lords in London on February 16 2012, using evidence gathered by the White Hat organization on banking corruption to the tune of 16 trillion dollars. We also posted this from TPUC a while back: You might find this very interesting! Submitted by John Harris on Thu, 04/11/2010 - 16:46 This is an ...
Strauss-Kahn arrested by French police for "complicity in pimping" after he admits attending sex parties all over the world
2012 02 22
Dominique Strauss-Kahn was last night being held in police custody as officers questioned him over an international prostitution ring. The disgraced former head of the International Monetary Fund – who lost his job amid claims he tried to rape a New York chambermaid – could face jail over the ‘sex parties’ he has admitted attending around the world. Strauss-Kahn, 62, ...
Pre-Olympic anti-terror drill held
2012 02 22
A mocked-up terror attack on the London Underground is being staged as part of a massive exercise to test security for the 2012 Games. The exercise is to test the response to a terrorist incident on the London Underground network during the Olympics. Some 2,500 people - spanning everyone from police constables to Cobra, the top level Government committee which ...
Water (Вода) - The Great Mystery
2012 02 22
Water is the most amazing yet least studied substance. From times immemorial, scientists, philosophers and theologians tried to understand its explicit and implicit properties, which are phenomenal, beyond the common physical laws of nature. Witness recent, breathtaking discoveries by researchers worldwide from Russia, Kazakhstan, Switzerland, Israel, the USA, Britain, Austria, Japan, Argentina, China and Tibet. The arguments expound upon unexpected ...
Armed Robbers Loot Olympia Museum in greece
2012 02 21
Remember what happened in Iraq, (ancient Babylon), and Egypt and now in Greece. We’re seeing the (deliberate?) destruction of many of the ancient centers around the world, some of the cradles of the Human race. The expansion of the borg empire continues. "Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past." - George Orwell As a pair of ...
The Jerusalem Syndrome: Why Some Religious Tourists Believe They Are the Messiah
2012 02 21
When Hodge arrived in Jerusalem, he told the taxi driver to drop him off at the entrance to the Old City. He walked through the ancient, labyrinthine streets until he found a cheap hostel near the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. He had a feeling that this was important. Supposedly built on top of the spot where Jesus Christ was ...
Tornadoes on the Sun (Video)
2012 02 21
"This video from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory shows plasma spinning around on the surface of the sun, looking a lot like what we’d call tornadoes. Except these whirls are as large as our entire planet and move with gusts up to 300,000 miles per hour! The action was recorded on February 7-8." More at NPR.org Video from: YouTube.com Article from: Neatorama.com
Europe seals new Greek bailout, doubts remain
2012 02 21
Euro zone finance ministers agreed a 130-billion-euro ($172 billion) rescue for Greece on Tuesday to avert an imminent chaotic default after forcing Athens to commit to unpopular cuts and private bondholders to take bigger losses. The complex deal wrought in overnight negotiations buys time to stabilize the 17-nation currency bloc and strengthen its financial firewalls, but it leaves deep doubts ...
Online surveillance bill backed by police chiefs
2012 02 21
Canada’s top cops defended the federal government’s proposed law that would help investigators track people’s online communications, at a news conference in Vancouver Monday. Section 17 of the bill outlines the "exceptional circumstances" under which "any police officer" can request an internet service provider (ISP) to turn over customer information without a warrant.
Scientists regenerate a plant -- 30,000 years on
2012 02 21
Fruit seeds stored away by squirrels more than 30,000 years ago and found in Siberian permafrost have been regenerated into full flowering plants by scientists in Russia, a new study has revealed. The latest findings could be a landmark in research of ancient biological material and the race to potentially revive other species, including some that are extinct.
How Companies Learn Your Secrets
2012 02 20
Andrew Pole had just started working as a statistician for Target in 2002, when two colleagues from the marketing department stopped by his desk to ask an odd question: “If we wanted to figure out if a customer is pregnant, even if she didn’t want us to know, can you do that? ”
The Forgetting Pill Erases Painful Memories Forever
2012 02 20
For years scientists have been able to change the emotional tone of a memory by administering certain drugs just before asking people to recall the event in detail. New research suggests that they’ll be able to target and erase specific memories altogether. Here’s how.
The Blue Fugates - Medical Anomalies
2012 02 20
These blue people, a handful pictured above in what is apparently a family portrait, were a byproduct of a coincidence of reccessive genes meeting, and, after that, intermarriage and inbreeding. Mary Fugate was a carrier of a hereditary disease known as methemoglobinemia, or, for short, met-H. So was someone on the Smith/Combs side. Met-H is recessive, so in order to ...
Did Hitler Have A Son?
2012 02 20
Adolf Hitler had a son with a French teenager while serving as a soldier during the First World War, according to new evidence. Photo: AP Jean-Marie Loret, who died in 1985 aged 67, never met his father, but went on to fight Nazi forces during the Second World War. His extraordinary story has now been backed up by a range of compelling ...
Psychopaths and The Multicultural Myth
2012 02 20
The indigenous population and immigrants, we are all victims of a huge con. The perpetrators are a consortium of social manipulators and political elites that are on the payroll of the higher echelons of the banking cartel. These people can carry out treason and create mass misery and suffering on a global scale without a hint of conscience as they ...
US Admits Israel is Arming, Funding and Training Terrorist Groups in Iran
2012 02 20
Deadly attacks on Iranian nuclear scientists are being carried out by an Iranian dissident group that is financed, trained and armed by Israel’s secret service, U.S. officials tell NBC News, confirming charges leveled by Iran’s leaders. The group, the People’s Mujahedin of Iran, has long been designated as a terrorist group by the United States, accused of killing American servicemen and ...
Stonehenge design was ’inspired by sounds’
2012 02 20
Music could have been an inspiration for the design of Stonehenge, according to an American researcher. Steven Waller’s intriguing idea is that ancient Britons could have based the layout of the great monument, in part, on the way they perceived sound. He has been able to show how two flutes played in a field can produce an auditory illusion that ...
Canada boosts police powers, alarms privacy watchdog
2012 02 18
A new law gives police stronger powers to track what Canadians do online, but raises concern from the privacy watchdog about "warrantless access to personal information." The Conservative government says the draft law it unveiled on Tuesday aims at hunting down pedophiles or other criminals by giving police, the country’s spy agency and the Competition Bureau increased access to customer data ...
A US government program secretly injected people with plutonium
2012 02 18
The horrors of the nuclear age, in terms of exploding reactors and nuclear bombs, are well known. Behind the well-publicized threat of mass death lies a secret history of nuclear projects being used to destroy individuals. In the late 1940s, United States citizens were injected with plutonium without their knowledge.
The Expendable Project
2012 02 18
How a government wilfully withheld vital evidence from a court of law, deceived its public, orchestrated an unprecedented media campaign, and ruthlessly deployed its organs of state against one of its own citizens. This is a frightening but entirely true narrative; a grotesque political horror story which is still unfolding today. It exposes what happens when an individual’s human rights ...
Monsignors’ Mutiny Mirrors WikiLeaks, Watergate Scandals
2012 02 17
A Monsignors’ mutiny occurring in the Vatican combines spy novel intrigue with grade school infighting. According to Reuters, the key players in the flap are the Pope’s right-hand man Tarcisio Bertone and a collection of Cardinals implicitly backed by former Vatican Secretary of State Angelo Sodano. The allegations include retaliatory reassignment of Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano to the U.S. for disclosing ...
Minority Report is real: FBI wants to use social networks to prevent future crime
2012 02 17
The FBI is looking into the creation of a new application that would allow them to not only monitor on-going threats, but also predict potential terrorist attacks and other crimes before they even happen. Here’s everything you need to know, and why you should be concerned. Scene from "Minority Report", Twentieth Century Fox. Image Source The Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking ...
Honduras prison fire world’s deadliest in century: 358 burned alive
2012 02 16
The prisoners who died in the Honduran prison fire had been locked inside an overcrowded penitentiary where most inmates had never been charged, let alone convicted, according to an internal Honduran government report obtained by The Associated Press. More than half of the 856 inmates of the Comayagua farm prison north of the Central American country’s capital were either awaiting trial ...
Jet Draws Corporate Logo in Sky Across America
2012 02 16
A Boeing 787 jet took corporate loyalty to new heights when it "drew" the letters "787" followed by the company’s logo across several thousand miles of North American skies. The etching of the letters and logo, while not visible from the ground, can be seen in the flight path plans. Flightaware.com "Boeing’s 19 hour test flight of the 787 Dreamliner was a ...
Anonymous Marks Bahrain Protest by Hacking U.S. Tear Gas Company
2012 02 16
Much of the tear gas that has so often filled the streets during protests in the Arab Spring comes from one place: Jamestown, Pa. The hacker group Anonymous promised retribution. Within hours, the Web site for CSI was down. Anonymous accused the tear gas maker of being a war profiteer that sells “mad chemical weapons to militaries and cop shops ...
Human and Humanoid Robot Shake Hands in Space 1st
2012 02 16
The commander of the International Space Station, Daniel Burbank, shook hands Wednesday with Robonaut. It’s the first handshake ever between a human and a humanoid in space. NASA’s Robonaut was launched aboard space shuttle Discovery last February. Crews have been testing it to see how it one day might help astronauts perform space station chores. On Wednesday, ground controllers activated computer software ...
Internet ‘Kill Switch’ Dropped From Cybersecurity Bill
2012 02 16
The much feared Obama Internet ‘kill switch’ has been dropped from the latest incarnation of the cybersecurity bill which was introduced yesterday, but the White House still claims that it can intervene in the world wide web under the 1934 law that created the Federal Communications Commission.
Popular lipsticks contain lead, according to a new FDA study
2012 02 16
Beware of lipstick-stained lips before puckering up this Valentine’s Day. They could be covered in lead. Reuters first reported that a new study conducted by the FDA found that 400 lipsticks on the market tested positive for lead, according to the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, a coalition that advocates for safer cosmetics and hygiene products. Maybelline Color Sensation by L’Oreal USA was ...
Farage: Globalist Troika Driving Greece Towards Violent Revolution (Video)
2012 02 16
"Well Commissioner, you picked the right man. Puppet Papademos is in place and as Athens caught fire on Sunday night he rather took my breath away. He said, ’Violence and destruction have no place in a democratic country.’ What democratic country?" Video from: YouTube.com "Greek party leaders have sent written commitments to Brussels saying they will stick to the agreed austerity measures even ...
UFO sightings reveal more strange metal boxes along coastal beaches
2012 02 15
They can’t be moved; even when yanked by a four-wheel drive truck pulling on heavy chains tied around these humming metal boxes that are still appearing as of Feb. 8 up and down West Coast beaches. As of late afternoon Feb. 8, Bill Hanshumaker, a public marine specialist and (Ph.D) doctor of marine science at the Hatfield Marine Science Center ...
The Psychedelic Cult That Thrived For Nearly 2000 Years
2012 02 14
The cult of Demeter and Persephone allowed anyone in society to enter, as long as the individual spoke Greek and never committed murder. The individual’s station in life did not matter — slaves, women, and the poor could enter into the group and access the fellowship and secret knowledge of the Eleusinian Mysteries.
NATO Air Strike Kills Group of Afghan Children
2012 02 14
NATO-led forces in Afghanistan said they found the bodies of dead children after a coalition air strike that has enraged the Afghan government. Gov’t officials showed gruesome photographs of eight dead boys, and said seven of them had been aged between six and 14, while one had been around 18 years old. They were bombed twice while herding sheep in ...
These Are the Earliest Human Paintings Ever
2012 02 14
According to new dating tests, these are the first paintings ever made by humans. They are seals painted more than 42,000 years ago, located in the Cave of Nerja, in Málaga, Spain. And they may change our ideas about humanity’s evolution.
Iceland Loch Ness Monster cameraman says his footage “no joke” (Video)
2012 02 14
The Worm is one of many in Norse mythology and not directly related to Loch Ness in any way; but the Nessie connotations and the high quality of the video have seen the story sweep the globe this week. Now the amateur cameraman responsible for the footage, Hjörtur E. Kjerúlf, has said “This is absolutely not a hoax by me, ...
Clever Canines: Germany’s educated dogs
2012 02 14
One of the leading German intellectuals of the early 1900s was Rolf, a resident of Mannheim. With his superior intelligence, he successfully dabbled in mathematics, ethics, religion and philosophy. He speculated about the Urseele, the original soul of God, and his stipulation that every animal should be defined as a part of this abstract concept attracted much notice from other ...
Top 10 Reasons Why the Mafia is Better than the State
2012 02 14
Emily delivered the winning rant at the Soapbox Idol competition from Porcfest 2011. Porcfest is short for the Porcupine Freedom Festival which is held annually in NH by the Free State Project. The judges panel included Stefan Molyneux of Freedomain Radio, Carla Gericke of the FSP, and Adam Kokesh of Adam Vs The Man. Also known as the Top 10 Reasons ...
"Monsignors’ mutiny" revealed by Vatican leaks
2012 02 14
Call it Conspiracy City. Call it Scandal City. Call it Leak City. These days the holy city has been in the news for anything but holy reasons. "It is a total mess," said one high-ranking Vatican official who spoke, like all others, on the condition of anonymity. The Machiavellian maneuvering and machinations that have come to light in the Vatican recently are ...
Malaysian jungle adventurers solve WWII mysteries
2012 02 13
They trek for days through crocodile-infested swamps and up rain-lashed mountain jungles, but the members of the Malaya Historical Group are not seeking treasure or ancient artefacts. Instead, they’re after rusty wreckage. Over the past decade, the six amateur Malaysian military historians have helped locate the confirmed or suspected crash sites of 30 World War II aircraft -- helping bring closure ...
Shouting Cameras Bark Orders At Residents To Leave Their Own Property
2012 02 13
Residents of a block of flats in North London were outraged to discover cameras in their gardens barking out orders, telling them to leave the area immediately and that they were being monitored by the authorities. In a scene that wouldn’t look out of place in the movie Robocop, one resident captured footage of the shouting cameras telling him “Stop, this ...
The mysterious case of village with its own Bermuda Triangle
2012 02 13
Radio enthusiasts claim a Cambridgeshire village may have “its very own Bermuda Triangle” after cars mysteriously refused to open for their owners. Drivers parking around Waterbeach’s Green experienced problems locking their cars remotely and some said their cars would not start. The “problem” was noticed when a group of radio amateurs met in the village pub last week and found themselves ...
CIA Claims Release of its History of the Bay of Pigs Debacle Would “Confuse the Public”
2012 02 13
The CIA explained to a Judge of the US District Court in Washington DC that releasing the final volume of its three-decade-old history of the 1961 Bay of Pigs debacle would “confuse the public,” and should be withheld because it is a “predecisional” document. Wow. And I thought that I had heard them all.
Anonymous takes down CIA site, exposes Ala. personal data
2012 02 13
Hackers claiming affiliation with Anonymous are taking credit for taking down the CIA’s public site, exposing personal data from Alabama court records and pilfering e-mails from the Mexican mining agency, according to news reports. Other hackers hit the United Nations’ site. The CIA main site (cia.gov) is unavailable and apparently has been down for several hours as the result of ...
Greek Parliament Backs Austerity as Rioters Burn Buildings
2012 02 13
Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos won parliamentary approval for austerity measures to secure an international bailout after rioters protesting the measures battled police and set fire to buildings in downtown Athens. A total of 199 lawmakers voted in favor and 74 against, Parliament Speaker Filippos Petsalnikos said in remarks carried live on state-run Vouli TV early today. When, on Nov. ...
Acta protests: Thousands take to streets across Europe
2012 02 12
Thousands of people have taken part in co-ordinated protests across Europe in opposition to a controversial anti-piracy agreement. Significant marches were held in Germany, Poland and the Netherlands against the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (Acta). Around 200 protesters gathered in central London outside the offices of several major rights holders. Demonstrators argued that Acta will limit freedom of speech online. However ...
Anti-ACTA day: Angry crowds take action
2012 02 12
The world has witnessed an unprecedented day of protests against ACTA. Hundreds of thousands of people have gathered in dozens of cities around the globe to protect what is left of the freedom of expression on the internet. Protesters from over 200 European cities consolidated their efforts to hold rallies across Europe. The controversial ACTA treaty was signed by the ...
Stop ACTA
2012 02 12
ACTA is an international trade agreement negotiated by the European Union, the United States, Japan, Canada, South Korea, Australia, Mexico, Morocco, Singapore as well as a few other countries, whose aim is to enforce copyright and tackle counterfeited goods (hence its acronym: Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement).
Defeat for Mandelson’s billionaire as judge backs the Mail over story of Rothschild and the Russian oligarch
2012 02 11
Billionaire financier Nat Rothschild exposed his friend Peter Mandelson to accusations of a conflict of interest while the Labour peer was an EU trade commissioner, the High Court ruled yesterday. The Swiss-based hedge-fund manager had launched a libel battle against the Daily Mail over his trips to Moscow and Siberia with Lord (then Mr) Mandelson and a Russian oligarch. He claimed ...
All staff replaced at L.A. school after multiple sex abuse allegations
2012 02 11
The entire staff at a Los Angeles elementary school is being removed while authorities investigate horrific allegations of sexual abuse by two of the school’s teachers, one of whom is accused of blindfolding children, taping their mouths and photographing them in a classroom. More than 120 staff members at Miramonte Elementary School — everyone from the principal and teachers to the ...
10 People Whose Warnings Went Unheeded
2012 02 11
On October 24, 1963, less than a month before President John F Kennedy was scheduled to go to Dallas as part of a campaign swing through the critical electoral state of Texas, Kennedy’s UN Ambassador Adlai Stevenson went to Dallas to speak at Dallas Memorial Auditorium to mark U.N. Day. Many people in Dallas openly and violently hated the United ...
Those Marines Bought an SS Flag Without Knowing What it Was? Seriously? That’s Your Excuse?
2012 02 11
Ed Note: Although this story is getting saturation coverage in the mainstream, and the ’outrage machine’ has kicked into overdrive, it seems an issue worth bringing to attention - not to decide if these Marine were innocent or guilty, good or bad, for using this flag as their emblem, but for the reason that symbols have power, often whether we’re ...
The Ultimate History Lesson: A Weekend with John Taylor Gatto
2012 02 10
Arriving at abstraction, critical thinking and draft evaluations. The metaphor of schooling and the school of fish. Collective expectations vs. individualism, identity and uniqueness. Volition in group selection. Language theft, Newspeak, Lippmann and the schooling transformation. The language of education becomes respected out of ritual. Awareness of contrary dynamics leading to theories of dialectics. Intellectual self defense, questioning authority. The ...
Bomb blasts bring death to Syria’s Aleppo
2012 02 10
Twin bomb blasts hit Syrian military and security buildings in the northern city of Aleppo on Friday, killing 25 people in the worst violence to hit the country’s commercial hub in the 11-month uprising against President Bashar al-Assad. Mangled, bloodied bodies as well as severed limbs lay on the pavement outside the targeted buildings, as shown in live footage on ...
Russian scientists, using drill for 20 years, finally reach deep Antarctic lake buried under ice for 20 million years
2012 02 10
The Russian achievement is likened to Americans winning the epic race to the moon in 1969 How the Russians did it: This illustration shows how Russian scientists were able to reach a body of water the size of Lake Ontario that had been hidden for 20 million years under Antarctic ice. After more than two decades of drilling in Antarctica, Russian scientists ...
Neuroscience could mean soldiers controlling weapons with minds
2012 02 09
Neuroscience breakthroughs could be harnessed by military and law enforcers, says Royal Society report Soldiers could have their minds plugged directly into weapons systems, undergo brain scans during recruitment and take courses of neural stimulation to boost their learning, if the armed forces embrace the latest developments in neuroscience to hone the performance of their troops. These scenarios are described in a ...
Googletrix: Google paying users to track 100% of their Web usage via little black box
2012 02 09
Google is working to collect information about Internet users that it can’t get from just monitoring its own browser, services, and Android devices. The company has set up a new program called Screenwise, which offers money to users who install a black box on their home network to “measure Internet use.” A smaller amount of money will go to those ...
Immanuel Velikovsky - The Bonds of the Past
2012 02 09
Immanuel Velikovsky proposed in his 1950’s book Worlds in Collision that many myths and traditions of ancient peoples and cultures are based on actual events. Worldwide global catastrophes of a celestial origin, which had a profound effect on the lives, beliefs and writings of early mankind. This is a documentary about Immanuel Velikovsky’s discoveries by Henry Zemel. First telecast on February 22, ...
Report: British Special Forces Enter Syria To Aid Rebels
2012 02 09
British Special Forces are on the ground in Syria directing rebel fighters in a repeat of how Libyan rebels were aided in the overthrow of Colonel Gaddafi, according to a report by Israeli intelligence outfit DebkaFile. “British and Qatari special operations units are operating with rebel forces under cover in the Syrian city of Homs just 162 kilometers from Damascus, ...
The push for war with Iran continues - Ticking clock, Israeli fears, Iran tops US "worry list"
2012 02 09
The prospect of conflict with Iran has eclipsed Afghanistan as the key national security issue with head-spinning speed. After years of bad blood and an international impasse over Iran’s disputed nuclear program, why does the threat of war seem so suddenly upon us? The short answer is that Iran has used the years of deadlock over whether it was pursuing ...
Mysterious Greenstone Mask Discovered inside Pyramid of the Sun
2012 02 08
Pyramid of the Sun, Teotihuacan.Photo: David Hamill - Flickr, CC Archaeologists discovered a series of deposits in the interior of the Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacan in Mexico. The team of researchers announced their findings after exploring the 65-metre high pyramid from 2008 to 2011. Using the 116 metre long tunnel excavated in the 1930s by archaeologist Eduardo Noguera, the Pyramid ...
Canada allows spy agency to use info obtained through torture
2012 02 08
In a directive, issued in December 2010, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service was given permission to employ such information in cases where, it claimed, ‘public safety is at stake,’ a Canadian news agency reported Tuesday. This comes despite the fact that in 2009, Canada’s then-Public Safety Minister had pledged that the government would never use information obtained by torture.
Profit Driven Prison Industrial Complex: The Economics of Incarceration in the USA
2012 02 08
The USA has long held the highest incarceration rate in the world, far surpassing any other nation. For every 100,000 Americans, 743 citizens sit behind bars. Presently, the prison population in America consists of more than six million people, a number exceeding the amount of prisoners held in the gulags of the former Soviet Union at any point in its ...
Vermont Introduces Monumental GMO Labeling Legislation
2012 02 08
Vermont has taken the initiative against Monsanto and other biotechnology corporations in launching new legislation that would require the labeling of products containing genetically modified ingredients. The bill, known as the ‘VT Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act’, was introduced to the Vermont House of Representatives by Representative Kate Webb of Shelburne on February 1st, 2012.
Bill Gates Pours Millions Into Geoengineering
2012 02 08
Microsoft founder Bill Gates continues to pour millions of dollars into high-risk geoengineering projects that purport to offer a solution to global warming yet have been savaged by environmentalists as potentially posing a greater threat than climate change itself. “Concern is now growing that the small but influential group of scientists, and their backers, may have a disproportionate effect on ...
Brookings: ‘Horrific Provocation’ and ‘Tehran-Sponsored 9/11′ Needed to Trigger Iran Invasion
2012 02 08
In a 2009 policy paper, published by the influential Brookings Institute, the authors propose almost anything to guarantee dominance of Persia, including such measures as bribery, lying, cheating and mass murdering in the shape of an all-out military assault on Iran. The paper ‘Which path to Persia: Options for a New American Strategy toward Iran’ is just one of many ...
Syrian Troops Pound Homs as Russia Warns Against Intervention
2012 02 08
Syrian troops are continuing their assault on the protest hub of Homs, reportedly killing dozens of civilians, as Russia said the world faces a growing "cult of violence" in international affairs and warned the West against outside intervention in Syria. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said government forces used tanks, rockets and mortars Wednesday to subdue resistance in ...
Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt Suggests New Retirement Age: 75! "Work till you drop"
2012 02 08
The general image of a retirement age at 65 is problematic according to Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt. In an interview with the daily Dagens Nyheter, (see article here) Reinfeldt argues that a working life could as well continue until an age of 75. This in order to uphold the desireble pension in Sweden.
Bradley Manning: 2012 Nobel Peace Prize Nomination
2012 02 08
February 1 2012 the entire parliamentary group of The Movement of the Icelandic Parliament nominated Private Bradley Manning for the Nobel Peace Prize. Following is the reasoning we sent to the committee explaining why we felt compelled to nominate Private Bradley Manning for this important recognition of an individual effort to have an impact for peace in our world. Our letter ...
The Good Death: Making Death Part of Your Life
2012 02 08
Fear the reaper? Most of us do. But there’s help! Since January 2011, a ’death insider’ has been breaking down the mysterious world of death, dying, and what happens to our bodies and remains once we’ve shuffled off this mortal coil. The business of funerary rites and procedures, dating back as far as humans have been dying, is a fantastically varied one. ...
World Trade Centre rebuilding cost balloons to $14.8 BILLION
2012 02 08
Navigant Consulting says the Port Authority is a dysfunctional organization that has let the World Trade Centre rebuilding project’s costs get out of control. The estimated cost has gone from $US11 billion in 2008 to $US14.8 billion now. NY Governor Cuomo and NJ Governor Christie ordered the review after the agency’s board voted to raise bridge and tunnel tolls in ...
Nobody Leaves the Facebook: photos still viewable after users delete them, website finds
2012 02 08
Three years after the issue first came to light, it appears photos on Facebook that users have deleted aren’t actually off the server, a website has learned. Writers at the technology blog Ars Technica found that even when they deleted photos, the image file stayed on Facebook’s server and was still available, if another user had a direct URL to the ...
Mothers furious as 13-year-old girls given contraceptive implants at school without their knowledge
2012 02 07
Parents were furious today after discovering NHS managers have been giving their daughters contraceptive implants in school, without telling them. The initiative in Southampton to combat teenage pregnancies was criticised by one mother who said it was morally wrong that her daughter had been given the implant between lessons.
Spacecraft Footage: The Far Side Of The Moon (Video)
2012 02 07
A camera on board one of Nasa’s lunar spacecraft has captured video of the far side of the Moon. They are the first pictures sent back from one of the twin GRAIL (Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory) spacecraft as it was pulled into the Moon’s orbit over the New Year. The video scans the barren, dusty face - the oldest part of ...
Polish lawmakers protest ACTA with Anonymous Guy Fawkes masks
2012 02 07
When Poland signed the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, lawmakers from the left-wing Palikot’s Movement showed their dissatisfaction in an unusual way: by donning the Guy Fawkes masks popularized by the group Anonymous. Besides their association with a group known for protesting censorship and anti-piracy laws, the printed masks — which are ironically counterfeits of a design owned by Time Warner ...
Landslides trap dozens after 6.9 quake shakes Philippines
2012 02 07
Dozens of people were still missing Tuesday following a strong earthquake that triggered landslides and damaged buildings and roads on a central Philippine island. The death toll reached 22, but officials said it was likely to rise further as rescuers struggle to reach remote areas.
How the New Atheists are turning atheism into a religion
2012 02 07
Where atheism was once depicted as a dangerous and subversive creed, today it is often portrayed as an enlightened outlook that perches on the moral highground. But what is often overlooked is that the growing cultural affirmation of atheism has been paralleled by a big transformation in its meaning.
Norway mass killer demands medal at court hearing
2012 02 06
The man who has admitted killing 77 people in the worst peacetime massacre that Norway has ever seen told a court Monday that he deserves a medal of honour for the bloodshed and demanded to be set free. About 100 survivors and relatives of victims watched in disbelief, as Breivik asked to be released, and told the judge he should ...
Obama terror drones: CIA tactics in Pakistan include targeting rescuers and funerals
2012 02 06
The CIA’s drone campaign in Pakistan has killed dozens of civilians who had gone to help rescue victims or were attending funerals, an investigation by the Bureau for the Sunday Times has revealed. The findings are published just days after President Obama claimed that the drone campaign in Pakistan was a ‘targeted, focused effort’ that ‘has not caused a huge ...
Authorities embarrassed as Anonymous hacks FBI-Scotland Yard conference call
2012 02 06
"Go on - of COURSE this line is secure!" The hacking collective Anonymous managed to listen in on a conference call between the FBI and Scotland Yard as the law enforcement officers were discussing anti-hacking operations, the FBI admitted today. Calling it "OpInfiltration," Anonymous members were allegedly able to steal a personal email which included instructions for dialing into the Jan. 17 ...
Super Bowl bust: U.S. government seizes 307 domains for violating NFL copyrights
2012 02 06
While many sports fans are preparing for Sunday’s Super Bowl by organizing parties and shopping for TVs, the U.S. government is preparing in a different way. Just yesterday, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency seized 307 different domains suspected of violating NFL copyrights. Of those, 16 were suspected of illegal streaming. The rest were allegedly selling counterfeit NFL merchandise. Target ...
Russian nuclear facility fire poses no risk?
2012 02 06
There was no risk of a radiation leak after a fire broke out at a Moscow nuclear research centre housing a non-operational 60-year-old atomic reactor on Sunday, said officials, but Greenpeace Russia expressed serious concern about the incident. The fire broke out early on Sunday in a part of the Alikhanov Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics in southwestern Moscow that ...
Bill Would Ban Aborted Fetuses in Food
2012 02 06
An Oklahoma bill that would ban the sale of food containing aborted human fetuses has some people wondering: What food currently contains aborted human fetuses? The bill, introduced Jan. 18 by State Sen. Ralph Shortey, prohibits the manufacture or sale of “food or any other product intended for human consumption which contains aborted human fetuses in the ingredients or which ...
US ’Disgusted’ by Russia, China Veto of Syria "Regime Change" Resolution (Video)
2012 02 05
The United States is "disgusted" by Russia and China’s decision to veto a U.N. Security Council resolution today that called for an immediate end to the violence in Syria, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice said today. The Security Council vote today came on one of the bloodiest days of the popular uprising in Syray, as President Bashar al Assad’s ...
Google data merge called privacy threat
2012 02 05
Google’s new plan to link user data across its email, video, social-networking sites has come under fire from critics who say it’s an invasion of privacy because of the sheer volume of information collected and the inability of users to opt out. Under the plan, information collected about individuals will be integrated across 60 Google products including Gmail, YouTube and web ...
Australia attempts to enact scientific dictatorship at universities by banishing alternative medicine courses
2012 02 03
Self-proclaimed advocates of "science-based" medicine are hard at work trying to eliminate government funding for any form of medical education or treatment that is not conventional in nature. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that a new lobbying group of 400 "doctors, medical researchers, and scientists," collectively known as "Friends of Science in Medicine" (FSM), is trying to stop all public ...
Scientists urge unis to axe alternative medicine courses
2012 02 03
More than 400 doctors, medical researchers and scientists have formed a powerful lobby group to pressure universities to close down alternative medicine degrees. Almost one in three Australian universities now offer courses in some form of alternative therapy or complementary medicine, including traditional Chinese herbal medicine, chiropractics, homeopathy, naturopathy, reflexology and aromatherapy. But the new group, Friends of Science in ...
Words from brain waves may let scientists read your mind
2012 02 03
Scientists have found a way to decipher actual words from a person’s brain waves, a feat that sounds very much like mind-reading, a new study shows. The research may sound like scary science fiction -- once a person’s brain waves can be read, will any thought be private? -- but the positive implications are enormous for patients who have lost the ...
Occupy Yourself – Not The Streets
2012 02 03
At the heart of each conflict is two predictable polar opposites – the aggressor and the defense. Pick any conflict in history and you will be amazed that this holds true for each one. Due to the predictability of this pattern, the aggressor knows that there will be an uprising to deal with. With this knowledge, a strategic plan, and ...
’Jewish Indiana Jones’ admits Torah fraud
2012 02 03
A self-described "Jewish Indiana Jones" who claimed to have travelled the world to rescue holy Torah scrolls has pleaded guilty to fraud. Rabbi Menachem Youlus, 50, admitted he had simply made up claims that he personally found and restored Torah scrolls in Europe and Israel. Prosecutors also said he defrauded the charity he founded and its donors of $862,000 (£545,000). As part of ...
Psychedelic Cathedral of Light Stuns Spectators in Belgium (Photos)
2012 02 02
The LED Cathedral was designed with Romanesque and Renaissance architecture in mind and at its zenith, it stands an impressive 28m high. Unsurprisingly, the cathedral has already been drawing large crowds to Belfortstraat like moths to a flame. You also need not worry about the amount of energy being used, as despite being made from 55,000 LEDs, it only consumes ...
No one bids on ‘world’s largest emerald’ at auction
2012 02 02
Despite being appraised at $1.15 million, the world’s largest cut faceted emerald failed to attract a single bid of half that amount at auction. "We definitely had some interest but there was nobody willing to put their hand up." Odenbach said one man approached him after the auction and offered a bid of $250,000, which was refused.
Earliest copy of Mona Lisa found in Prado
2012 02 02
A copy of the Mona Lisa has been discovered in the Prado which was painted in Leonardo’s studio—created side by side with the original that now hangs in the Louvre. This sensational find will transform our understanding of the world’s most famous picture. Conservators at the Prado in Madrid recently made an astonishing discovery, hidden beneath black overpaint.
Sex, Beer & Politics: Riddles Reveal Life of Ancient Mesopotamians
2012 02 02
Millennia before modern-day Americans made fun of their politicians or cracked crude jokes over a cold one, people in ancient Mesopotamia were doing much the same thing. The evidence of sex, politics and beer-drinking comes from a newly translated tablet, dating back more than 3,500 years, which reveals a series of riddles.
Egypt Shaken After Deadly Soccer Riots
2012 02 02
"As Egypt mourns the deaths of scores of soccer fans, activists blamed the military and police for a tragic stadium riot in Port Said. The city’s governor resigned and the board of the country’s Football Association was ordered disbanded." Video from: YouTube.com Egypt football riot: protesters gathering in Cairo after football tragedy Also tune into: Robert Bauval - Post-Revolution Egypt
Mossad chief holds secret U.S. meetings on Iran nuclear threat, Senate panel reveals
2012 02 02
During a broadcasted meeting of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, CIA Director, panel Chairperson indicate they met Tamir Pardo in Washington this week; U.S. official: Iran willing to attack U.S. targets if threatened. Mossad chief Tamir Pardo held secret talks with top U.S. officials in recent days, cursory comments made during a public Senate hearing indicated on Tuesday. The ...
WikiLeaks Appeals To Maritime Law?
2012 02 01
In a bid to keep its servers out of the hands of global jurisdictions and evade prosecution, WikiLeaks has been allegedly reported as looking into ways to relocate the servers to offshore data centres. Wikileaks’ servers have been based in many different countries such as France, Iceland and Sweden, and while the authorities have been so far unable to shut them ...
Illinois reactor suffers shutdown, steam containing tritium vented
2012 02 01
Operators at Byron Generating Station [around 110 miles from Chicago] declared an Unusual Event at 10:18 a.m.CT, due to the loss of offsite power and Unit 2 coming offline. The nuclear facility’s diesel generators activated as designed to provide power to the facility when there is a loss of offsite power to the facility. The facility remains in a safe ...
NASA probe discovers ’alien’ matter from beyond our solar system
2012 02 01
For the very first time, a NASA spacecraft has detected matter from outside our solar system — material that came from elsewhere in the galaxy, researchers announced today."This alien interstellar material is really the stuff that stars and planets and people are made of — it’s really important to be measuring it," David McComas, IBEX principal investigator and assistant vice ...
Does China’s Cat-Eyed Boy Really Have Night Vision?
2012 02 01
According to a news reel from China, a young boy there possesses the ability to see in the dark. Like a Siamese cat’s, his sky-blue eyes flash neon green when illuminated by a flashlight, and his night vision is good enough to enable him to fill out questionnaires while sitting in a pitch black room — or so say the ...
A Swarm of Nano Quadrotors (Video)
2012 02 01
"Experiments performed with a team of nano quadrotors at the GRASP Lab, University of Pennsylvania. Vehicles developed by KMel Robotics." This demonstration is amazing, but also a little disconcerting. Video from: YouTube.com Quadrotor UAV in surveillance mode. Image: Source No worries, however, because they’re not without flaws: Video from: YouTube.com Will that distinctive buzzing replace the familiar sounds of police sirens? Video from: YouTube.com And in other news: ...
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